In Touch Weekly

In Touch Weekly is an American celebrity gossip magazine. The magazine is focused on celebrity news, fashion, beauty, relationships and lifestyle, and is geared towards a younger readership, billing itself as "fast and fun", along with making claims about their lower cover price on their front cover to encourage buyers to purchase their magazine rather than the other titles on a supermarket checkout rack.It usually targets younger women and teenage girls.

In Touch Weekly
Editorial DirectorDavid Perel
CategoriesTabloid / Gossip
Total circulation
(June 2012)
Year founded2002
CompanyAmerican Media, Inc.
CountryUnited States
Based inEnglewood Cliffs, New Jersey

History and profile

The magazine was launched in 2002 by Bauer Publishing;[2] Richard Spencer was editor from its launch until 2010. American Media, Inc. acquired Bauer's US celebrity magazines in 2018.[3]

The magazine shares a publisher with its sister magazine Life & Style Weekly, a similar weekly gossip magazine. Whereas In Touch is focused more on celebrity gossip, Life & Style bills itself on giving readers lifestyle tips on how to incorporate celebrity beauty and fashion into their lives.

On September 18, 2006, after the death of Daniel Wayne Smith, son of Anna Nicole Smith, Getty Images sold the last photos taken of Daniel alive at his mother's bedside to In Touch Weekly and Entertainment Tonight for a reported $650,000.

On May 21, 2015, the magazine controversially released a police investigation of Josh Duggar from the 19 Kids and Counting reality TV show, from an investigation carried out in 2006, when Josh was 18 years of age, about events occurring in 2002, when Josh was 14 and still a minor, when he was accused of molesting his sisters and several other girls. No charges were ever filed. Although the magazine was criticized for releasing the report, the Springdale, Arkansas city attorney and several legal experts said that since Josh was 18 at the time of the investigation and all minors' names were redacted, the release was permitted under Arkansas' Freedom of Information Act.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

According to the website, as of 2010, In Touch Weekly sells for $2.99 on newsstands, 50 cents less than competitors US Weekly and Star Magazine.


  1. "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. June 30, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  2. David Carr (25 October 2004). "A Down-Market Publisher Dresses Up". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  3. "Bauer Media sells most of US portfolio – 17 titles down to just four". Mediaweek. 2018-06-18. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  4. "Judge orders Josh Duggar's record destroyed". Chicago Tribune. May 22, 2015. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
  5. "Release of Josh Duggar's Police Report Raises New Legal Questions". Fox News. 2 June 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. Henry, Larry (May 24, 2014). "Senator: Springdale Police Chief Should Be Fired Over Child Sex-Crime Report". 5 News. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. Chasner, Jessica (May 26, 2015). "Bart Hester, Arkansas lawmaker, wants police chief fired over release of Josh Duggar report". The Washington Times. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  8. "City Of Springdale Responds To Josh Duggar Sexual Molestation Accusations". 5 News. June 4, 2015. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  9. Helsel, Phil (5 June 2015). "Josh Duggar Molestation Scandal: City Defends Release of Record". NBC News. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  10. Brittain, Amy (June 5, 2015). "Here's why releasing Josh Duggar's records was probably not illegal". The Washington Post.
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